Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 3,514,000
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1939 D REV OF 40 5C MS obverse 1939 D REV OF 40 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The majority of 1939 D nickels have the sharpened reverse subtype known as the Reverse of 1940. This certainly improved the striking quality of the reverse, with the result that a small percentage of the certified total features five full steps (5FS).

Denver Mint coins of the late 1930s were generally well made, so gems of this issue are available to the advanced collector. Appreciation of this coin's low mintage was not great at the time, so no special effort was made to secure rolls beyond the usual level of interest. Mint State pieces are thus scarce in relation to other Jefferson Nickels, though not truly rare.




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1939 D REV OF 40 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 290 500 1350 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 2500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 487
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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9/13/2006 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2259, 2259/Lot# 1123 $134.40
7/8/2007 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2391, 2391/Lot# 1154 $106.40
8/22/2007 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2412, 2412/Lot# 1063 $100.80
5/1/2008 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 243, 249/Lot# 5300 $83.95
7/30/2008 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 7805 $80.50
6/16/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29064, 29064/Lot# 26068 $56.00
6/15/2014 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 201425 $687.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1939 D REV OF 40 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base69912162441941061231431832012372723204095391173323835923974
791013193059981121301561892132492883504527501861335637190
00000059981121301561892132492883504527501861335600
000000761021171361701952252603043794969622550347400
1939 D REV OF 40 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91212162028501021231351552012202582953484395791246338637473892
101213172335671091271421702072332703133784868011959350637950
000000671091271421702072332703133784868011959350600
0000008511613114818621424528333040953210242673362700
1939 D REV OF 40 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9121216202850102123135155201220258295802113820092163353939124061
10121317233567109127142170207233270464914142820602622366339620
00000067109127142170207233270464914142820602622366300
000000851161311481862142452836331026171921123080378800
1939 D REV OF 40 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16202024283759115135147171220244282317856120621132271371740804217
17202125314478122139155187228257294497973150821662753383841260
00000078122139155187228257294497973150821662753383800
000000961281431632042362693056761089181122183235395900
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Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 2163
Owner: rockhobby
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1173
Owner: Daniel Beavers
 
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